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Custos of Manchester launches social intervention

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Custos of Manchester Garfield Green has initiated intervention and outreach programmes to help students remain in school, establish a counselling helpline, and to offer help in crime prevention. Read More

Road worries!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The National Works Agency (NWA) is preparing to repair ugly potholes which have appeared on the main road from Clarendon, through Manchester and St Elizabeth, following heavy rains late last year.... Read More

Tops for 2019!
Clarendon College's successful defence of the ISSA / Wata daCosta Cup for rural schools and the all-island Olivier Shield was among the top sporting achievements for south-central Jamaica in 2019. Clarendon College, without the star-studded squad of...... Read More

Accompong Maroons celebrate
ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — The streets of this Maroon village were abuzz with activity for the annual celebration of a peace treaty with British colonisers in 1738. ... Read More

Street light theft a big problem in Mandeville

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer | Monday, January, 13 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Councillor for the Mandeville Division in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC), Jones Oliphant (PNP) is concerned about the theft of street lights in the parish capital and surrounding areas. Read More


Monday, January, 13 2020    

Baby Natonia Gabriella Harris seen in the arms of her mother Latoya Thomas (centre) was the first born at the Mandeville Regional Hospital on New Year's Day, 2020. Leon Smith (right) sales representative of Kirk FP Ltd which distributes baby products for Lovable and Johnson and Johnson brought a... Read More

Building peace and safety

Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, January, 13 2020    

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester — There was some disappointment at the modest turnout for a function focused on how best to build peace and safety, at home and beyond. Read More

Getting stronger after 125 years

BY KATRICK WALKER Jamaica Observer Writer | Monday, December, 30 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Albion Primary School is this year celebrating its 125 Quasquicentennial (125th) anniversary under the theme, 'Come Home: Ignite, Enrich, Inspire.' Read More

PHOTO: Christmas Gift!

Monday, December, 30 2019    

The St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Under-16 football team delivered their school a prized Christmas present when they defeated urban champions Calabar High 5-4 on penalties to take the Inter-secondary School's Sports Association (ISSA) all-island title at... Read More


Monday, December, 30 2019    

Staff members of National Water Commission (NWC) and Hanbury Home for Children in Manchester gather around items donated by employees from the western division of the water company to the children's home. The gifts, collected as part of the division's annual outreach and tin food drive, included... Read More

Jamalco says thanks to community leaders

Monday, December, 30 2019    

HAYES, Clarendon — The annual community leaders' get-together hosted by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco was not the usual fun day this time around. Read More

More than 1200 enjoy S&G treat

Monday, December, 30 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Organisers say the annual Christmas treat for children hosted recently by S & G Road Surfacing Materials Ltd was, “as usual”, a massive success. Read More

BMR Wind gives back

Monday, December, 30 2019    

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — A desire to “give back” motivated a “massively” attended pre-Christmas children's treat hosted by BMR Wind Jamaica here recently, according to that company's Regional Director Ava Tomlin. Read More

Education fraternity mourns passing of Branford Gayle

Monday, December, 16 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Munro College, Manchester High School, and the broader education fraternity are mourning the passing of Branford Gayle, a former principal of those two schools, who died in hospital early Monday (December 9). Read More

New business co-working space for Mandeville

Monday, December, 16 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Cobblestone Business Centre, an affiliate of the OMG Restaurant and Cafe Ltd, which opened to the public in October, is being described as “Mandeville's newest co-working space which also doubles as a conference room, meeting room and boardroom... Read More


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